Hora Territorial Community
The Hora community is located in the Boryspil district, 15 kilometres from the capital of Ukraine – Kyiv. The community includes four villages with the centre in Hora village. The area of the community is 6,082 hectares.
Population: 7,448 people
Children aged under 18: 1,874
Internally displaced persons: 950
Until the mid-1920s, Hora village was not on the map of the Boryspil district. There were several small hamlets, which were divided into uphill and downhill ones. Over time, the residents of hamlets were forced to move from the downhill hamlets up to the uphill hamlets. This is how the population centre – Hora [Eng. – Hill] hamlet was created to be later renamed Hora village.
Hora village gave a birth to a new type of sculptural woodcarving called Shevchenkiana, where craftsmen carve out figures or fragments based on the works by Taras Shevchenko.
Economy and Welfare
The Hora community is located near the capital of Ukraine. This factor significantly impacts on the economic structure of the community.
Located on the territory of the community, the Boryspil International Airport is Ukraine’s main and largest passenger international airport which serves Kyiv, the Kyiv agglomeration and other regions, providing almost two-thirds of air passenger traffic in the country.
The community mainly focuses on the aircraft industry, manufacturing and services.
In particular, the Hora community has enterprises engaged in the design and construction of helicopters, multi-purpose aircrafts, aircraft engines and automated control systems (NTK Horyzont LTD), the production of equipment for gas stations and fuel storage tanks (SHELF Scientific and Production Company), for design, production and construction of energy-efficient frame-panel houses and cottages (Deltahouse Company), representative offices of large car retailers.
Currently, there are several enterprises, which were relocated from the occupied territories of Ukraine to the territory of the community, including an enterprise producing ceramic bodies of various composition and types (“Donbas Ceramic Bodies” LLC) and an enterprise producing transforming substations and other electrical equipment (Energy Group).
Community and War
The Hora rural territorial community has never been in the active war zone, but its military unit was destroyed and the airport damaged by missile attacks on the community.
Since the first day, the administration and residents of the community has not stood aside, but made every effort to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
A school bus and two trucks were delivered from the Hora community for the needs of the military, and 20 cars and various equipment were already purchased and delivered to the armed forces with the funds, which are regularly collected by the residents of the community.
People of the Community
Village Head Roman Dmytriv (47 years old) has guided the affairs of the community since 2015.
Residents of the community describe him as an ambitious, decisive and competent manager.
Roman Dmytriv’s European course line in developing the community and hard work in this direction are approved and supported by the residents as evidenced by the fact that he was re-elected.
During the war, in addition to performing official duties, he organized a powerful volunteer movement to help Ukrainian defenders. He sends cars, military ammunition, and food products to the frontline.
The education system of the Hora community is represented by seven preschool and general secondary education institutions, an out-of-school education institution, and an inclusive resource centre. In 2020, the construction of a school for 600 students in Hora village began.
There are several libraries in the community, as well as clubs and a cultural centre. The residents are interested in sports, especially team sports, and hold championships in women’s volleyball, basketball, and mini-football. An athletics cup and a paintball tournament were also held here.
Much attention in the community is paid to socially vulnerable people. Thus, the community has a senior centre and the Boryspil district’s only shelter for victims of domestic violence and gender based violence.
The community understands its own responsibility for creating a favourable microclimate for business and residence; therefore, the preparation of a development strategy for 2023-2030 was started in February 2022. After analysing and comparing the national development strategy and our own needs, we opted on the following main development priorities:
- Creating a favourable business climate by developing infrastructure: increasing the capacity of power grids, water supply and drainage networks, expanding the road map.
- Moving towards a safe environment for life and health by introducing green energy, energy efficiency tools, reducing the volume of waste disposal through sorting and recycling.
- Developing the social infrastructure with a focus on a safe environment and absence of any form of discrimination, ensuring the same treatment for everyone, but creating special conditions for people with special needs.
List of Sources
- Official website of the Hora Village Council
- Interviews with community representatives
- Development Strategy of the Hora Community